A beta of the next OS X update for Mac users contains a patch for the Thunderstrike vulnerability that allows malware to be injected into Macs via the Thunderbolt port, which means a fix is on the way.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes sifts through the marketing hyperbole and casts his critical eye over the latest technological innovations to find out which products make the grade and which don't.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technical books on a variety of topics, ranging from programming to building and maintaining PCs. His most recent books include 'Build the Ultimate Custom PC', 'Beginning Programming' and 'The PC Doctor's Fix It Yourself Guide'. He has also written training manuals that have been used by a number of Fortune 500 companies.Adrian also runs a popular blog under the name The PC Doctor, where he covers a range of computer-related topics -- from security to repairing and upgrading.
Think you don't need an antivirus scanner for your Mac? Get your head out of the sand and get protected!
The desktop PC is dead, and IT pros are either replacing them with laptops or dumping the PC entirely for smartphones and tablets, right? Wrong.
The most important announcement at Microsoft's Windows 10 demo in Redmond the other day wasn't Windows 10 or Cortana, or even holograms. It was these four words: Windows as a Service.
How do you feel about a smartwatch that can only put up with a few hours of usage and needs recharging daily?
"Cortana, do you think people will want to talk to their Windows 10-powered devices, and if they do, are you going to be reliable enough so as to not be frustrating to use?"
Rumors of the demise of the desktop PC have been greatly exaggerated. The desktop PC is here to stay.
There's much more to getting Windows 10 right than just perfecting the code. Microsoft needs to make us enthusiastic about Windows once again.
Spending $11 to help extend the life of an $80 PC or Mac notebook charger makes good sense.
Google is ending sales of Glass, but insists it is still committed to launching smartglasses as a consumer product.
While I would never rule out Apple deciding to purge Intel out of the Mac and switch to an ARM solution, this isn't going to happen anytime soon.
Much is still unknown about the Apple Watch, but it seems that a good proportion of iPhone 6 owners have already made their minds up about getting one.
Think that keeping hackers out of your digital fortress is already hard work, or that that BYOD is a security timebomb waiting to blow up in your face? Well, here's something new for you to worry about - a $10 USB charger that features a built-in wireless keylogger.
Could Apple help buoy flagging iPad sales by bumping the display up from 9.7-inches to over 12-inches?
A security researcher has discovered a way to infect Macs with malware virtually undetectable, that 'can't be removed,' and which can be installed using a modified Apple gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt adapter.